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Old 02-09-2011, 12:56 PM
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Default SilentSnake's Writing Thread of Freelance Whimsy

So I've been making a go of this whole freelance writing thing and have gotten a couple of pieces in the last two GamePro magazines. (Fable III and Epic Mickey) Well, I'm starting to have things posted online, too, so I figured I'd share them here.

A thing I wrote was recently posted.

Mostly I wanted to share this one because it was initially inspired by Talking Time. I pitched an article about Super Mario Bros. X and ended up with this feature for 9 game creation things. Also, thanks to Balrog for the Advance Wars one. I never would have known about that if he didn't drag us along for the ride.

Anyways, figure I'd put my published stuff here to talk about or whatever.
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:05 PM
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Needs moar ZZT.

I mean, sweet article, dude. Also, I had an overwhelming urge to smack the guy doing the RPGMaker promo.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:51 PM
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Something a little more Talking Time's speed.

(Warning: Possibly depressing.)
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:10 AM
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Possibly? That article probably touches on 90% of Talking Time's total quota of wailing and gnashing of teeth. Argh.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:33 PM
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Another feature, this time on "dead" franchises.
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:50 PM
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I wrote a thing about Resident Evil.

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Old 04-10-2011, 10:44 AM
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Good read. Glad to know I'm not the only one who made the connection between old RE and Point and click PC games.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:03 PM
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I reviewed a dumb-but-sorta-fun iPhone game and went on a sidequest.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:11 AM
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That Sidequest was really fun to read even though I've only played two of the games you talk about. There were a few dropped words I think, but otherwise it was a great format. It reminds me I want to try out Alpha Protocol sometime too.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:29 AM
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So the new issue of GamePro is out, and I have a piece in it on the writing in Valve games. I really like how it turned out, so if you spot the mag on the news stand or whatever, pick it up and read it. (No link, sadly. It's print only.)
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:43 PM
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I reviewed Spiral Knights. The verdict lies within! (With cameo appearances by several Talking Tyrants.)
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:17 PM
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I did a huge Dragon Quest retrospective for GamePro that's going to be spread out over the next week.

First: The 8-Bit Era
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:01 AM
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Y-you brazen hussy!
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:18 AM
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Y-you brazen hussy!
I think it's safe to say you've been...


*sunglasses*

1UPed

YYEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH



Er, anyways, next up is the Sony era! Please to enjoy!
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:59 AM
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I wouldn't say that at all, actually. I just didn't realize you were such a writing whore.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:10 AM
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I wouldn't say that at all, actually. I just didn't realize you were such a writing whore.
I'm a freelance writer. Of course I'm a writing whore.

Anyways, Dragon Quest: Today and Tomorrow!
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:32 PM
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A little late, but I wrap up GamePro's week of Dragon Quest with the spinoffs.

Also, I did a piece for 1up's Dragon Quest celebration about Dragon Quest clones.
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Finally have another feature out! This one is on cult games.
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Finally have another feature out! This one is on cult games.
Nice article, brah. Koudelka is the only one on that list I haven't spent any time with, I guess it's worth tracking down??
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:59 PM
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I'm doing this Atomix thing...
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:04 PM
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I wrote a thing on Zuntata.

Music!
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:54 AM
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Hey Snake, are any of your articles mirrored anywhere else since Gamepro is defunct now?
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:49 AM
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I've been having articles published here and there for a while now, but I feeling like doing something more regular now. I heard about this site called Patreon which is like Kickstarter for media like writing, comics, music, etc. I was thinking of using it as a springboard for both more freedom in what I write about and a way to directly supplement my income. (Freelancing is not the gold mine you think it is, folks!)

So! Would anyone throw a couple of bucks per article at me if I were to do this? And if so, what kinds of things would you like to see? (Probably safe to limit it to games given my specialization.)
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:43 AM
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A feature I did on digital card game SolForge featuring a couple of former and current Magic: The Gathering pros.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:52 AM
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My first review for GameSpot is on Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015.
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Old 02-23-2018, 05:27 PM
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Hey all, just wanted to pop in and plug my Patreon, where I'll be chronicling all the games that I've completed. I know it's not going to be a huge source of income, but things have been slim lately, and I haven't made any traction towards anything big since USgamer. So, Patreon! I would really appreciate any patronage you can give, even if it's just $1/mo. Thanks!
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:56 AM
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I made my first post for my Patreon public to drum up interest. It's about Celeste and how I play games.
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A piece I did about Nier: Automata's soundtrack for First Person Scholar.
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